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    Wrist-wrap to prevent cap splatter?

    So my daughter insists on shooting left-handed.

    Her right wrist and forearm is getting blasted by cap blast from her Smith carbine. I bought a shooter's glove, but it does not extend far enough to protect from the blast. Yesterday at the range she tucked her hoodie long sleeve up into the glove and it was so black when we were done I was afraid it may have melted it (it did not). I'm afraid a cotton civil war shirt will catch fire.

    Is it within the rules to wrap the wrist with an ace bandage?

    She almost needs like a gauntlet glove like a cavalry glove. Not sure we can get one by next weekend's skirmish though.

    Any ideas?

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    I ALWAYS keep my sleeves down, specifically to protect against cap splatter...

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    Ain't nothing in the rules about wearing an Ace bandage. Wrap away until you can get her some gauntlets.
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    Perhaps a welder's sleeve. I don't know what the rules would say, but as a fellow competitor, I sure as heck wouldn't complain to anyone about your daughter wearing what one could easily consider safety equipment.

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    a welder's sleeve

    Thats what you need.
    Several left handers use them.
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    I?m also a southpaw. Reading your initial post, it reminds me when I was a pre-teen shooting dad?s Smith. I?d suffer the same problem with cap blasts affecting my supporting/right forearm, leaving small red irritating spots on the underside of my exposed arm.

    I?d like to suggest what works for me all these years.

    A simple long sleeve T-shirt! Cheap, lightweight, durable. Even in the summer, being lightweight cotton, it doesn?t make wearing it in hot weather unbearable.

    i have two, ones usually dirty, but they are a permanent fixture in my range kit.

    Being a young lady, she may even like them to be of colors or feature graphic designs that she fancies.

    Welders gloves may work. But they?re bulky, clumsy and offer little in the way of dexterity. The long sleeve T provides full and complete arm protection.

    Just be sure that they/it is made of COTTON. Those made of light weight wicking material won?t hold up to the effects of repetitive sparking from detonating caps.

    I sincerely hope this recommendation helps your daughter!
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, all!

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    Protection from cap spray

    I would NOT recommend an ace wrap- its made with synthetic material and will burn and singe from the spray- wither a cotton sleeve, an tube sock cut off and placed over the forarm or a leather gauntlet/arm wrap is what i would suggest. Harbor Freight sells a suede are cover for welding that you could cut down and modify that would last a long time. When i have shot left handed i used long sleeve shirts or a tube sock
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    Welder's sleeves are also offered in canvas and have elastic at each end to keep it gathered.

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